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Global Health Ethics (Module)

Module description

The improvement and promotion of global health is arguably one of the most important goals facing humanity in the 21st century. Achievement of this goal is predicated on an understanding of the value systems, modes of reasoning and power structures that have driven and shaped patterns of health and ill-health around the world. This module focuses on the ethical considerations regarding public and population health as well as justice concerns. We will discuss and analyse three areas in particular: how poor global health is exacerbated; what ought to be done about highlighted problems; and reasons why something ought to be done, thereby linking global health ethics with questions of social justice.

Staff information

Dr Gry Wester

Teaching pattern

Lectures incorporating seminar

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Key information

Module code 7SSHM606

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module No